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Old 07-03-2002, 09:44 PM   #1
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how could I handle with multi OS ?


Hi, all~

my OS now is win2000 server. I want to install linux to replace it but it is pity some softs are not available in linux so what I thought is to install both of them. I could handle installing linux myself. but I'll be at a loss when win OS is cracked and required be reinstalled someday. how could I reinstall it then ? should I modify something inside lilo ???

Note: if I'm something wrong please let me know, because it is my first post here.
 
Old 07-03-2002, 09:48 PM   #2
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First you have to re-parition you harddrive?
 
Old 07-03-2002, 10:17 PM   #3
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First you have to re-parition you harddrive?
thanx for quick answer.

Last week I bought a hardisk for Linux, I even brought RedHat CDrom home. what I want is to install linux in the new hardisk, and there are 2 questions confused me:

1. I could install linux as I said. Definitely, after installing it lilo would work. But what should I do if win OS be cracked someday ? I have no ideas how to reinstall win OS with lilo then.

2. The new hardisk would be lined after the first one, should it be OK if I install linux in it ?

thanx for any suggestions~
 
Old 07-03-2002, 10:24 PM   #4
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Sure install Linux to second harddrive this will probly
be /dev/hdb (your cd would then be /dev/hdc.

You can alway boot linux with a boot floppy or CD.
Even of you reformat the win drive.

I would suggest starting by boot Linux with either a boot disk create as part of install or a lilo boot disk, you can also GRUB , but I haven't figured out how to configure it yet, so I won't be able to help you with that one.
 
Old 07-03-2002, 10:55 PM   #5
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Sure install Linux to second harddrive this will probly
be /dev/hdb (your cd would then be /dev/hdc.

You can alway boot linux with a boot floppy or CD.
Even of you reformat the win drive.

I would suggest starting by boot Linux with either a boot disk create as part of install or a lilo boot disk, you can also GRUB , but I haven't figured out how to configure it yet, so I won't be able to help you with that one.
So sad that my floppy is broken...
 
Old 07-04-2002, 05:11 AM   #6
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Nooooooooooooooooooot a suggestion for me ??? my goodness !
 
Old 07-04-2002, 06:11 AM   #7
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You could move your windows drive to the primary slave connection and put your new drive at primary master. Then install linux on the new drive. Install lilo into the MBR and edit lilo.conf to be able to boot windows.
 
Old 07-04-2002, 06:33 AM   #8
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you will still be able to boot windows, you can add it to lil.conf and then when u reboot it will say linux, windows
 
Old 07-04-2002, 07:13 AM   #9
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you will still be able to boot windows, you can add it to lil.conf and then when u reboot it will say linux, windows
I'm newbie to linux, so I dont know how to do exactly.

is threre any doc for me ?

thanx in advanced.
 
Old 07-04-2002, 02:37 PM   #10
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there are several howtos available at www.linuxdoc.org ......try them.....
 
Old 07-04-2002, 09:45 PM   #11
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hey a floppy drive runs for 5 dollars at Fry's electronics...
 
Old 07-05-2002, 01:57 AM   #12
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there are several howtos available at www.linuxdoc.org ......try them.....

Find no files could help me with this situation, oh..............
 
Old 07-05-2002, 04:56 AM   #13
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Really? Did you search this site as well? There are about a billion dude. And the floppy thing, yeah, they are like $10 USD, that's including shipping.

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/LG/issue38/veselosky.html

Is one of many how-to's on dual booting.

Also, you seem to be worried about when Winbloze crashes, and you have to reinstall. That's no problem. You will simply reinstall over the existing Winbloze install, and then, using your new floppy or a bootable CDROM, get back into Linux. Once in Linux, rerun lilo by opening a term and typing: lilo
Or /sbin/lilo

That's it. Cool?
Or you can check out this article:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/Linux%2BWinNT-4.html
 
Old 07-05-2002, 05:21 AM   #14
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Also, you seem to be worried about when Winbloze crashes, and you have to reinstall. That's no problem. You will simply reinstall over the existing Winbloze install, and then, using your new floppy or a bootable CDROM, get back into Linux. Once in Linux, rerun lilo by opening a term and typing: lilo
Or /sbin/lilo

That's it. Cool?
Or you can check out this article:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/Linux%2BWinNT-4.html
woh, thanx ! I'll try it and hope an good response to me then.
 
Old 07-06-2002, 08:45 PM   #15
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yes masterc is correct and anyways it probably wont go wrong
 
  


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